Today a very bored and frustrated Solo has provided us with many “heart in mouth” moments. With good space in the eyrie she’s been able to strengthen her wings with relative freedom, but has also taken to launching herself across the space with recklessness. Swift and Beau have, at times today, both stayed up on top of the tower, no doubt trying to encourage Solo out, but this constant showery weather has put off any external movement. days old and the world is looking very inviting. We waited all day, with many false starts, but tomorrow could well be fledging day at this rate. A happy and sad day for all of us.
A treat today with a series of video clips taken during Solo’s crazier moments. The first one gives us an extreme close-up of a chick intrigued with the camera, the second clip shows Solo attacking some food, and the next three in series show Solo getting a little nutty and interacting with her elders (st – minutes, – minutes, and – minutes long, but well worth watching!). Low light outside gave us a good quality image finally (cheap camera considering).
A big thanks to colleague John Godschalk for keeping an eye on our charge recently. He shares a similar medical condition to us right now with heart shifted in to mouth ….